The MSc Project Management meets a specific skills gap in industry for graduates with project management skills who can lead on projects in any sector focusing on both technical excellence and management ability. Our Project Management course has been designed in response to the worldwide shortage of professionals with the all-round capability needed to oversee complex projects. This is a dynamic and demanding programme, combining in-depth technical knowledge with a multitude of personal attributes and business expertise.
The MSc Project Management is for graduates with some industrial understanding that wish to move into project management within any industry. Project Management is the application of knowledge, skill, tools and techniques to the management of a unique engineering enterprise.
The aim of this programme is to equip graduates of an engineering or a numerate discipline with specialist knowledge and skills in Project Management to allow them to effectively control various projects for global markets. The person with this role will create the ‘map’ to successfully achieve the goals of any project. A project manager not only helps to reduce costs, but gives a project flexibility, and can assist with access to new technologies and developments.
The MSc Project Management programme is normally studied over two years on part-time basis or one year on a full-time basis. The programme is divided into study units called modules. A module is a unit of study with credits according to the subject and nature of learning. Students on the MSc Project Management take 180 credits at level 4. Each module has a credit value of either 30 or 60 credits. Each 30 credit module represents approximately 300 hours of student learning, endeavour and assessment.
The list of modules along with the level, type and credit points are listed below;
This module will enable students to understand the scientific methods underlying the modelling of real systems. It will further expand their understanding of a range of sophisticated mathematical techniques and simulation methods using the examples facilitated by engineering systems. Case studies will be used to illustrate how models can be validated against real measurements. Assessment procedures are designed to enable students to deliver academically significant modelling performances.
The aim of this module is to prepare students to be able to apply project management techniques to achieve quality engineering solutions using human and financial resources in a given time frame. On the completion of the module, the successful student will be able to: 1. understand the principles of project management and their limitations; 2. plan a project process including recruitment and managing a project team; 3. be able to make decisions on the use of resources in an engineering project; and 4. evaluate project costs and schedules.
Module aims to develop a student s team working skills in planning and execution of a group product development exercise, drawing on their acquired knowledge from other modules appropriate to their programme. In addition, the module aims to develop a student’s communication skills to enable them to communicate their findings in a written and group presentation.
The aim of this module is to understand the process of innovation in an engineering context and be able to appreciate the way it impacts the management of an engineering enterprise. On the completion of the module, the successful student will be able to: 1. research and understand different types & origin of innovations; 2. evaluate different innovations for success factors; and 3. develop a business strategy for bringing innovations to commercial success.
Taught sessions are held at our Dubai Knowledge Village campus (Block 16, 17, 04 and 19) during the week (Sunday to Thursday) between 6:30pm and 9:30pm. Additional sessions might be scheduled over weekends or holiday periods and you can expect to receive plenty of notice for these. You can expect to attend one session per week per module, except where otherwise specified in the programme timetable and for the Dissertation module in which you will be working individually on your thesis with some supervised elements. Attending scheduled weekly classes is an important requirement for completion of this programme.
You will be actively involved in a range of learning, teaching and assessment approaches as part of your programme. Such active approaches aim to put you at the centre of your learning so you are involved and engaged in all aspects of your assessment and learning. Your programme will require your active participation in learning activities and engagement with your fellow students both individually and collaboratively, working and learning with other students as part of a small group. Learning activities may also occur both within and outside the classroom.
Your learning will also be supported by technology. Increasingly your tutors will be using existing and emerging learning technologies to engage you in e-learning activities. Your programme may be facilitated using a variety of media and online tools (My Learning on UniHub, podcasts, wikis, etc.) which could allow you flexible access to a diverse range of online resources, quizzes and learning materials as well as collaborative tools with which you can engage and learn with your peers.
Not confined by the time and space associated with traditional teaching methods you may take part in online discussions and learning activities from wherever you are studying. By engaging with e- learning you will also be developing skills which are essential for your learning and are also highly valued by employers. These include but are not limited to: working flexibly, communication, understanding of IT, team working and creating shared understandings based on quality resources and access to global expertise.
Lectures will introduce you to to key information, theories and concepts, which you’ll explore further through seminar discussions; site visits will allow you to observe industry practice first-hand. You’ll also attend computer sessions, where you’ll learn to use simulation software and management games, and carry out mock interviews to hone your interviewing skills. You’ll work on practical projects, essays, reports, presentations, problem-solving activities, critical analyses and case study evaluations, and will put together a portfolio of work. You’ll supplement all this with your own independent study and reading.
As well as tests and your team project, you’ll be assessed through practical projects and exercises, group and individual presentations, essays, reports, business strategy proposals, case study evaluations and problem-solving exercises, as well as mock interviews and management games.
Your team project will be assessed by means of a written report with both individual and group contributions, and an hour-long group viva voce presentation (you will work in teams of about seven). The report will be assessed by your fellow students as well as your supervisors.
Minimum second class honours degree (UK) or an equivalent overseas qualification in an engineering or a numerate discipline. Graduates from other related disciplines may also be admitted to the programme after interview. Preference will be given to graduates with industrial experience. In addition candidates will have such qualities as being creative, proactive and having a desire to engage with the curriculum, and be able to think as an individual but able to work in a team. Candidates should be able to show a keen interest in engineering in all its aspects.
All programmes at Middlesex University Dubai are taught in English and applicants with previous education outside of English-speaking countries (such as the UK, the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand), must demonstrate English language proficiency as follows:
English Language Test
6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each band)
87 (21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading)
Graduates from the programme will be expected to enter into middle and senior management with highly specialised operational skills that are much sought after qualities worldwide. The programme content will be enriched by providing industry engagement opportunities to students through industry speakers and field trips. This will also help inform students about the current opportunities and future trends in their relevant employment sector.
Links with the employment market through visiting speakers from relevant sections of the industry; staff with ongoing practical and professional experience all help students in furthering their career goals. Our industry partners offer internships, give visiting lectures, and field visits and attend our Careers Day each year.
Our Careers and Employability Service offers students a range of support both while they are studying with us and after they have graduated.
Bishoy Edward, Chief Operating Officer, Dhabi Contracting
As a Chief Operating Officer for one of the largest construction firms in the UAE, I have chosen Middlesex for its well known reputation and for the one of a kind programme that it offers, Msc Engineering/project management. During the course, I have found that the theoretical information taught gave me vast ideas that I have applied in the company and as a matter of fact there was a huge difference in the way I managed the company. The quality of teaching and the ambient atmosphere in the campus was far no less than perfection.
As a student, I do recommend you to take this course at Middlesex.